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Michelle & Eugene CONTRERAS WEDDING on 03 June 2017 in Santa Ana, CA

Michelle and Eugene chose The Heritage Museum of Orange County as their wedding venue. The 19th Century mansion, its grounds and accompanying historic buildings provide a charming “yesteryear” feel. The outdoor wedding, cocktail hour and reception had guests move around the grounds and historic buildings in what was a relaxed and fanciful evening.

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A Beautiful Wedding Day In Southern California……

Roger had the please of officiating a wedding at Grace E. Simons Lodge at Elysian Park this last Friday.  This was his first time there and the lodge does an amazing job !  And as he was driving over to the wedding that day, he heard on the radio about rain storms back East and when he arrived, it was nothing but blue skies.  Not too warm, not too cool.  Just a perfect day for a wedding in So Cal.  He married a wonderful couple, Adam & Tiffany who were both pretty nervous, but Roger assured them both that all was smooth sailing.  And when a last minute hiccup happened just before the ceremony, Roger reassured them that it would all work out….and it did !  Adam, even said to his dad just before walking up the aisle, that “they picked the perfect wedding officiant” !

Roger agreed………..

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Jessica and Scott’s wedding on Sunday 04 June was a dream come true at Lake Oak Meadows Winery

Jessica and Scott’s wedding on Sunday 04 June was a dream come true. California wines rival those of Europe and our wineries are equally romantic. This wedding at Lake Oak Meadows Winery had the perfect blend of rustic and refined. Family and guests delighted in the beautiful park-like setting. Here the photos really do speak for themselves.

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A long time dream comes true for Philip and Marti Officiant Lisa Smith of Great Officiants had the honor and pleasure of marrying this loving couple on beautiful Corona Del Mar Beach, California

A long time dream comes true for Philip and Marti Officiant Lisa Smith of Great Officiants had the honor and pleasure of marrying this loving couple on beautiful Corona Del Mar Beach, California. Saturday, June 3, 2017  Philip and Marti came from Indiana to fulfill their dream wedding on the beach of the Pacific ocean at last. It took a lot of phone meetings and careful planning to make it all happen Marti and Philip were joined by their son daughter family and close friends.  As we all gathered for the ceremony it seemed that time stood still for this precious moment in time. The look on Philip and Marti’s faces said it all!
They composed their own heart felt vows to one another there was not a dry eye on the beach it was so romantic just magical.  They included a colorful Sand Ceremony and poem.  As Philip and Marti continued filling their sand container All of us bowed our heads for a special marriage blessing and to wish Philip and Marti Love Health and Happiness for their lifetime and forever more. Dream Granted  Bravo!!

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The Safest Wedding Roger Has Ever Officiated

Roger married a wonderful couple, Eric & Lindsay this last weekend at the always beautiful Los Verdes Golf Course in Rancho Palos Verdes.  It was a wonderful wedding and the ceremony was perfect !!  But Roger started this wedding off differently this particular time……Now, normally Roger doesn’t ask the question “who objects to this wedding today?”, but in this case, the groom Eric wanted it asked…..  You see the groom Eric and his ENTIRE batch of groomsmen were ALL Costa Mesa Police Officers !!  So when Roger asked “Is there anyone here that has just cause for this couple not to be united?”  Then at that point, Roger simply said “gentleman” and ALL the groomsmen and the groom pulled back their suit jackets to show that they were ALL carrying their service weapons !!  Funny, nobody objected !!  It got a great laugh and was the perfect start to a very funny and romantic wedding !!

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Congratulations to Frances Chang & John Diao on their Saturday, June 3, 2017 wedding at The Regency in Glendale, CA

Congratulations to Frances Chang & John Diao on their Saturday, June 3, 2017 wedding at The Regency in Glendale, CA.  It was a beautiful “no frills” indoor ceremony, eloquently done.  The cocktail hour began immediately after the ceremony as the bride and groom exited the ceremony with their guests to the reception area.  They took a few photos and guests were seated at their tables, where each table was already preset with a spread of hour’dourves and appetizers.

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Cindy & Chris wedding on 27 May 2017

Cindy and Chris chose to have their wedding at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach. This is a beautiful venue with views of the harbor, the downtown skyline and the bow & side profile of
the RMS Queen Mary. They chose a wonderful Latin band, which provided beautiful music during the ceremony and a wonderful salsa feel to the cocktail hour after the ceremony.

A beautiful start to a happy life together, in the company of friends, soft ocean breezes and a relaxed yet elegant setting.

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